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Version 0.2.4 of the Fresh Player Plugin was released recently, bringing some important changes, such as accelerated rendering enabled by default, high DPI support and more.


Fresh Player Plugin is a wrapper that allows Linux users to use Pepper Flash from Google Chrome in Firefox and other NPAPI-compatible browsers.

The plugin was developed because on Linux, Flash Player is only updated for Google Chrome (it comes bundled with it), while other browsers, such as Firefox, are stuck with an old Adobe Flash Player version: 11.2.

Fresh Player Plugin 0.2.4 brings the following improvements:
  • 3d (accelerated rendering) is now enabled by default;
  • IMEs support (ibus and fcitx were tested);
  • mouse wheel events support;
  • screen saver inhibition fixes;
  • playing audio through JACK;
  • high DPI screens support via device_scale parameter.

The most important change in this release is default-enabled accelerated rendering (which should bring improved performance), which means this feature is now considered stable enough for general use. However, it's important to mention that if accelerated rendering is causing issues on your system, you can disable it by editing the freshwrapper.conf file, changing the "enable_3d" value from 1 to 0 and then restarting your browser.

To make use of the newly added HiDPI support, you'll need to look for the "device_scale" option in the freshwrapper.conf file and change it to suit your needs.

Getting Fresh Player Plugin

If you use Ubuntu / Linux Mint and derivatives, you can install Fresh Player Plugin by using the main WebUpd8 PPA. For installation and configuration instruction, see: Install Fresh Player Plugin In Ubuntu Via PPA (Pepper Flash Wrapper For Firefox)

Arch Linux users can install the latest Fresh Player Plugin (Git) via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, you'll have to compile it from source.